Friday 22nd November 2013 sees the launch of the much awaited Bambi II global solo exhibition.
A little over a year after Walton Fine Arts (Bambi’s exclusive global agents for all original art) world première show which placed Bambi on the map as not only a serious street artist, but also began to tickle the fancy of top A-list Hollywood, Broadway and Pop celebrities not to mention the plethora of savvy art collectors the world over.
Bambi II, Bambi street artist’s second official show, will no doubt continue to herald the artist further into the arena,whilst perhaps venturing the realm of Pop art fusion with the Urban art Field.
2013 has been a great year for Bambi. A St. Martin’s Art College graduate, she started her career as an incognito street artist around the area of Islington in north London circa five years ago, receiving wide praise for her public murals of figures such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Queen and Amy Winehouse. Perhaps her most famous piece, Bambi’s tribute to the legendary singer in Camden was famously whitewashed and repainted later in a slightly different version featuring Amy wearing a yellow dress instead of the original red. The mural is now protected by Perspex and considered a metropolitan cultural milestone.
Bambi was dubbed “the female Banksy” by TV commentator and presenter David Dimbleby at a charity auction for the Dimbleby Cancer Care, where her original piece “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friends”, donated by the artist, was sold. In November 2012 Walton Fine Arts hosted Bambi’s first official exhibition that turned into a massive success making her a rising stars in the UK street art scene.
Bambi’s artworks have been collected by many A-list celebrities including Rihanna, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adele, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Harry Styles and a large base of art lovers and collectors. This year Kate Moss commissioned her to paint a personal street art portrait in the style of Andy Warhol’s iconic ‘Marilyn Monroe’ for a reported sum of £50,000.
Bambi recently reportedly expressed anger at a street piece going under the hammer at Rosebery’s auction house saying that it “is meant to be left on the street for everyone to enjoy. The street is the gallery of the public”. The piece, allegedly by her, was withdrawn from the auction last minute.
Speaking of her work in a rare interview, the media-shy artist said: “I let my work speak for itself. But dreams can inspire me and I am particularly interested in people who spread love and joy…”. She also revealed that she used to have a successful career in the music business as singer. There has been speculation over what her real identity might be (M.I.A.? Paloma Faith? Geri Halliwell?) but to this day it still remains a well kept secret.
After being regularly talked about by the press worldwide and European TV, Bambi made her début on British National TV on Friday the 21st of June 2013 when she was featured on the latest episode of Channel 4’s “Four Rooms” and introduced as the “latest girl on the block” during a contestant’s attempt to sell a Banksy.